9 days in New York City, Philadelphia & Washington DC Itinerary

9 days in New York City, Philadelphia & Washington DC Itinerary

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New York City
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Philadelphia
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Washington DC
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New York City

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Bayard Cutting Arboretum (in Great River) and Sands Point Preserve (in Port Washington). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Dumbo, visit Greenwich Village, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Washington Square Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary site.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. In December in New York City, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Museums

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia online journey planner.

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. On the 5th (Thu), you'll travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Nightlife · Fun & Games · Outdoors

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Head to R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery and Torpedo Factory Art Centerfor plenty of shopping. Visit Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (in Harpers Ferry), Catoctin Creek Distillery (in Purcellville) and James Madison's Montpelier (in Montpelier Station). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Washington DC are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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